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Friday, February 27, 2009

Tetro introduction by Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola has recently released a video introduction to his website for his upcoming film Tetro.

Coppola also started a Tetro YouTube Channel.

Francis Ford Coppola is one of my all-time favorite directors and I've missed watching his movies for the better part of a decade. I enjoyed Youth Without Youth. But it might have been too artsy for its own sake.

Tetro sounds like something that could be more commercial and still personal enough to appeal to his new sensibilities.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Adventureland - Red Band Trailer

I really enjoyed Superbad. The film had a edge and a danger that isn't in the typical Frat-Pack film. I think credit has to go to director Greg Mottola, who seems to find the darkness in sentimentality.

Adventureland looks like it has that same kind of comedic balancing-on-a-razor-blade tone.

I Love You Man -Red Band Trailer

I think I Love You, Man looks pretty damn funny... in the three minute trailer form, like all the Frat-Pack movies.

Hopefully, it won't end up being three hours long and overly sentimental like the rest of these Judd Apatow inspired films.

Rickey Henderson being Rickey Henderson

Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson stopped by the Mike and Mike radio show on ESPN this morning and confirmed some interesting urban legends.

For instance, Rickey Henderson once framed a million dollar check from the Oakland Athletics...without cashing it.

Classic stuff.

Say what you will, Rickey Henderson was indisputably the greatest lead off hitter ever in Major League Baseball. For those who had the privilege of watching him in his prime, Henderson was a one man offensive machine. He'd hit for average, power and draw bases on balls better than anybody.

I wish there was a player I could compare him to in today's game but there is simply no equivalent.

He was a player that when he got on first base, he might as well be on third, cause he was going to steal second and third and there was nothing anybody could do about it.

He'd steal bases on pitch outs.

He was simply the best.